Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris

Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris

Sanger-Harris archives, Dallas Public Library Sanger-Harris was once located where El Centro College resides today on Main Street in Dallas.


Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 4 2016

Location Info:

El Centro College
Main St. at Lamar St.
Dallas, TX  75202
El Centro College presents "Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris," an exhibit of historic clothing, promotional materials, and other related artifacts from the once iconic Dallas retailer, Sanger-Harris, from October 10, through November 4, 2016, at the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery: Although Sanger-Harris was technically created on February 6, 1961, when two local department stores, Sangers Brothers and A. Harris and Co., merged together, the organization has over 150 years of history that continues today as a part of Macy's, Inc. Sanger-Harris was located at 801 Main Street, where El Centro College is now, until 1965 when the store moved to Akard Street and Pacific Avenue. El Centro College took over the Main Street building and began offering classes in 1966. About Vintage Martini Vintage Martini ( provides the best in fashion from yesterday and today. Located in Dallas on Henderson Avenue, Vintage Martini is a consignment store specializing in historic clothing that sells hundreds of dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories to fashion enthusiasts around the world. About the Dallas Public Library Archives The Sanger-Harris Collection is part of the Dallas History & Archives, one of the largest of its kind in the nation with holdings that span many aspects of the diverse history of not only Dallas and the surrounding area, but the entire state of Texas. The department collects, preserves, and makes available to patrons information in text, graphic, audio, and video formats. The Dallas History & Archives Division is part of the Special Collections department, which also houses the Fine Books Division. About El Centro College Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, El Centro College ( is a vibrant, urban community college located in downtown Dallas that is fully committed to a seamless educational process and life-long learning. The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery seeks to showcase local, regional and national artists working in a variety of media as well as host exhibits traveling nationally. The El Centro Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing programs are both recognized as leading educational programs throughout the fashion world. The Fashion Design program at El Centro is a dynamic, hands-on series of academic coursework that stresses the essential skills every fashion designer needs: sewing, pattern-making and designing. The Fashion Marketing program at El Centro College is a nationally renowned vocational education curriculum that specializes in the business side of fashion – combining modern business principles with ambition, creativity, and enthusiasm.
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